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The City of Santa Rosa is accepting applications for the position of Fire Inspector to establish an eligibility list to fill one current opening.
Fire Inspectors conduct technical fire inspections and public fire education, and perform investigative work to ensure compliance with laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to the prevention and control of fires and the safe storage, handling and use of hazardous materials.
The Fire Inspector classification performs the full range of technical inspection, public fire education and investigation work in the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department. Incumbents in this classification are considered Peace Officers under Penal Code section 830.37(b) when acting in their capacity to enforce laws relating to fire prevention and fire investigation. The Fire Inspector has the primary responsibility for complex fire inspection, education and investigative assignments.
Fire Inspectors work under the direction of the Fire Marshal and the supervision of Assistant Fire Marshals; responsibilities may include providing functional or technical supervision of sworn and non-sworn personnel in areas related to fire prevention, public fire education and fire investigation activities.
Knowledge of: Principles, practices and techniques of fire prevention; department policies and procedures; federal, state and local fire prevention codes and ordinances; arrest, search and seizure procedures; principles and techniques of building inspection work; practices, procedures and equipment used in fire investigations, including the ability to recognize and collect evidence; procedures and techniques of operation of equipment such as fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarms; procedures and techniques used to control hazardous materials.
Ability to: Apply technical knowledge, follow proper inspection techniques, and detect deviations from plans, regulations, and standard safety practices; perform journey-level fire prevention inspection for a variety of buildings, structures, and installations; enforce a variety of codes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to fire prevention and hazardous materials with firmness and tact; read and interpret building plans; maintain cooperative relations with builders, contractors, businesses and the public; interpret and enforce federal, state and local fire prevention and hazardous materials codes and ordinances; identify fire hazards and recommend corrective actions; identify types and determine causes of fires; recognize, identify, and preserve evidence; effectively interview witnesses and suspects; work effectively without close supervision; comprehend and make inferences from written material; communicate effectively orally and in writing; prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports; participate in structured classroom lecture as both student and instructor; make effective presentations in front of groups; and develop and conduct fire prevention and fire investigation activities.
Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience – Sufficient fire prevention experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above; Education – Equivalent to completion of a certificate program in Fire Technology or Fire Science from an accredited college; and California State Board of Fire Services accredited courses Fire Inspector 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D, and Fire Investigation 1A and 1B. Completion of an Associate Degree, or equivalent in Fire Technology or Fire Science and California State Board of Fire Services accredited courses Fire Training Instructor 1A and 1B, Fire Inspector 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D, and Public Education 1 are highly desirable. Must successfully complete a POST certified PC 832 course and ICC California Underground Storage Tank Inspector certification prior to completion of the probationary period and maintain thereafter throughout employment.
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This classification requires the use of a personal or City vehicle while conducting City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicle in a safe manner, including during emergency operation and response, and must possess and maintain a valid California Class C motor vehicle operator’s license.
Incumbents must obtain an Emergency Medical Technician 1 (EMT-1) certification and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certification prior to the completion of the probationary period and thereafter maintain throughout employment.
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